What to Include in an Engagement Party Invitation?When it comes to engagement party invitation wording, you’ll want to keep things short and sweet. Your engagement party invitations won’t include nearly as much information as your wedding invitations so don’t feel pressured to list more than what is needed. Here’s what you should include in your invitation from start to finish below:
- Write a short introductory phrase. Use a short phrase to announce who got engaged and extend an invite to the engagement party. This can be a standard phrase or something more catchy or poetic. Guests will want to know the purpose of the occasion first.
- Include the date and time. List the date and time of your party clearly on your invitation so guests can save the date.
- Include the location and full address. List the name of the location or venue, along with the full address.
- Write who’s hosting the engagement party (if applicable). If there’s a host other than the couple, list their name as the host so guests know who to direct questions to and RSVP with.
- Include how to RSVP. Always let guests know how to RSVP, whether by phone number or e-mail. You can also include an RSVP deadline if you want to know how many guests to expect.
Engagement Party Wording Examples and VersesHere are some examples of engagement party invitation wording you can use as inspiration for your own invites:
Engagement Party Invitation TipsThere are a variety of things you can do to make your engagement party invitations feel complete. From choosing the perfect design to addressing your invites, you can ensure that your invites make the right impression with a few key tips.
- Consider photo invitations. If the couple has already taken engagement photos, these can be used in the party invitation to showcase the couple’s lovely engagement photos.
- Choose an invitation design that reflects the couple. There are a variety of styles for engagement party invitations. You can choose invites that are modern, elegant, rustic, or artsy. Many invitations have champagne glasses on them or celebratory graphics to represent this special moment.
- Who to invite? Your guest list for the engagement party shouldn’t be as long as your bridal shower or wedding shower. Keep your guest list to 35 attendees or under for a fun and stress-free party. You can reference our guide on who should be invited to an engagement party for more tips.
- What about gifts? Gifts are not traditionally given at an engagement party since most of the guests will be giving gifts at your shower event and/or wedding. However, most guests will naturally bring an engagement card and small gift at their own discretion. You can choose to list “no gifts please” at the bottom of your invitation if you don’t want guests to bring any gift.
- How to address engagement party invitations? Engagement party invitations are usually more casual than addressing wedding invitations since you’re inviting close family and friends. You can use full titles as needed and address close family and friends with first name and last name.